This week has seen a new market launch for NetEnt, the release of new games by Microgaming, Betsoft, Zitro Interactive, and BetGames.tv, as well as integrations for 2by2 Gaming and Red Rake.
Stockholm-listed casino games developer NetEnt has launched its games in Serbia through a partnership with land-based and online betting operator Mozzart.
A selection of NetEnt games are now live with Mozzart, which operates 340 retail betting locations across Serbia and the Mozzartbet.com online brand.
“We keep delivering on our global growth strategy by strengthening our position in regulated markets and we are very pleased that our popular games are now also available for players in Serbia,” said Enrico Bradamante, chief of European market operations and MD of NetEnt Malta.
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming has launched a new Day of the Dead-inspired slot.
Beautiful Bones is a five reel, 243 ways slot with a wild spin again feature where any three symbols of a kind linked up horizontally or vertically will award an extra free spin. For that spin, the centre symbol position will turn wild.
Featuring a Sugar Skull collection mechanic, Beautiful Bones is designed to keep players engaged. When a scatter symbol lands on reels one or five, a sugar skull is awarded and placed on the sugar skull meter.
When a player hits 10 or 20 sugar skulls, they can choose to enter free spins or continue the accumulation, aiming to hit 30 sugar skulls which automatically triggers the top tier free spins bonus.
“Beautiful Bones is a stunning game that combines a bold and colourful theme with a top-notch game engine, where players earn bonuses and then have the freedom to choose their free spins rewards,” said David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming.
3D slots developer Betsoft Gaming has signed a partnership with TOPsport to launch its games in the Lithuanian iGaming market for the first time.
Licensed by the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority, TOPsport is the largest operator in the country, serving players online and across retail outlets since 2002.
"We are enormously pleased to be partnering with TOPsport as we push into the Lithuanian market," said Betsoft’s sales and account manager Anna Mackney. "This is our first foray into that burgeoning market, and TOPsport is the leading iGaming force there. They are a top-notch partner and we expect a flourishing business relationship from here."
"It is thrilling to bring such a comprehensive, varied selection of incredible games to our players," added TOPsport CEO Gintaras Staniulis. "They are always looking for the newest, most exciting games and we feel that Betsoft provides that in their full catalogue.
“Together, we will achieve much success, as we continue to build the Lithuanian market with quality iGaming entertainment and an experience unmatched by our competitors."
The Spanish video bingo specialist has launched its games with operators Betboo and Sportingbet following a deal with GVC Holdings.
The games will initially be available in Latin American markets, before being offered in additional territories in the near future.
"This is a new step in our multi-channel distribution strategy towards the goal of becoming a global leader of the gaming industry,” said Zitro CEO Sebastián Salat. “We consider it a privilege that the prestigious GVC Holdings has considered Zitro when it comes to defining the bingo video offer of its Betboo and Sportingbet brands."
GVC’s chief product officer Liron Snir added: “The addition of Zitro’s hugely popular content to our product portfolio strengthens our customer offer in the important and growing Latin American market. This is another step in building our global diverse casino line-up, across all of our leading brands.”
Zitro’s games are already live in the region with the likes of Suertia, Codere, Vera & John, Big Bola and Caliente.
Oryx will add a selection of 2by2 online and mobile slot games to its platform, with Diamond Falls the first slot to launch this month for Oryx clients.
“2by2’s innovative video slot content will be a welcome addition to the Oryx portfolio,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “There is a lot of anticipation around Diamond Falls and we’re looking forward to seeing it live on our platform.”
2by2 chief executive Shridhar Joshi added: “We are excited to partner with Oryx Gaming. This partnership gives operators more flexibility in choosing 2By2 content and offers us new and exciting distribution opportunities.”
Lithuanian games developer BetGames.tv has partnered Malta-licensed BestGoldBet (BGB) to deliver an omni-channel gaming solution to target online and land-based operators in Africa and Latin America.
The new licensing agreement sees BetGames.tv’s portfolio of live dealer games added to BGB’s platform, including Bet on Poker, Bet on Baccarat, War of Bets, Dice, Dice Duel, Wheel of Fortune and lottery titles Lucky 5, Lucky 6 and Lucky 7.
“BetGames.tv continues to work towards delivering a complete gaming experience and this latest initiative represents a key milestone in our strategy in Africa and Latin America,” said Christian Maglia, head of sales for BetGames.tv.
Gauselmann’s UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has added a new scratchcard game to its progressive jackpot system.
Deal or No Deal Scratchcard becomes the latest title to join the Jackpot King progressive jackpot, which now features a suite of nine slot games. This will be expanded in the near future with the addition of Naked Gun, Count Duckula and Cupid Wild At Heart.
“Jackpots are a hugely valuable tool for operators to promote their games to their players,” said Jo Purvis, head of online sales and marketing at Blueprint Gaming. “Jackpot King gives them the freedom to build up massive pots without the risk of a player winning the prize with another operator, which regularly happens with network progressive jackpots.
“We’re thrilled to see Jackpot King continuing to grow and thrive, while giving lucky winners a life-changing amount of money. But this is only the start and we’re excited about the future plans we have in store for Jackpot King, as we aim to continue its strong growth.”
SlotsMillion/Red Rake Gaming
Alea’s 3D virtual reality online casino SlotsMillion will launch a suite of titles from Valencia-based developer Red Rake Gaming.
SlotsMillion players will gain access to 28 new titles, including Super 5 Stars and Super 7 Stars, as well as Red Rake’s latest release Wildcano, which debuts the supplier’s new Orbital Reels feature.
Red Rake becomes the second Spanish game developer to be integrated into the SlotsMillion portfolio, with content from Barcelona-based MGA already live on the site.
It follows similar integrations with Merkur Gaming and EGT, and takes the total number of games in the SlotsMillion portfolio to more than 1,800 titles.
“Red Rake have built a formidable reputation for designing and developing innovative and engaging slots in both the real-money and social casino sectors, and we are thrilled to be able to offer them to SlotsMillion players,” said Alea co-founder Alexandre Tomic.
“We are particularly excited about Wildcano, which features never seen before Orbital Reels. I’m sure the game will be a big hit with our players, and will help our game portfolio stand out from the crowd.”
Carlos Fernández, head of business development at Red Rake Gaming, added: “SlotsMillion is one of the most innovative and exciting online casino operators out there, so it is a major coup for us to be able to put our games in front of their players for the very first time.”
Videoslots/Red Tiger Gaming
Online casino operator Videoslots has gone live with its 2,000th game following the launch of Red Tiger Gaming’s Three Musketeers title.
“Going live with our 2,000th slot is an incredible landmark for us as we continue to strive for the most complete range of premium slots on the market,” said Alexander Stevendahl, CEO of Videoslots.com. “Our approach is unique in that we offer games based on demand from our players, as opposed to suppliers wishes.
“This ‘by the players for the players’ philosophy has helped create one of the most social, innovative and high-quality casinos on the market.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen record-breaking turnover, number of spins, huge jackpots won and extremely successful Battle of Slots campaign weekends, and we expect more of the same in the coming months,” Stevendahl added.
Videoslots has recently agreed supplier deals with StakeLogic, Realistic Games and AMANET, the online gaming division of AMATIC, and expects to announce more in the coming months.